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169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 477 048 025
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Wonderful bar ”
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Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: 1806
1. Perfectly made cocktails
"1806 could easily become your favourite city cocktail spot. "
Lyndon S
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2. Amazing cockails and staff
" I couldn't reccomend this place enough."
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3. Great atmosphere!
"Service was impeccable, all the staff were absolutely lovely. "
Alex P
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1806 is a high quality bar. Nice place to relax with a top quality cocktail any evening. Nice atmosphere nice staff. Worth a stop.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mikenz2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is one of the most divine place# in Melbourne.. it’s like stepping into a 1920’s lounge with the most beautiful furniture and ambience. The music is low enough the blab incessantly and the lighting is dark n sexy. Let’s talk cocktails though WOWWOW...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TOCP
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a very pleasant evening at a table upstairs on the mezzanine overlooking the bar. The fact that everyone is seated with table service makes it feel more like a restaurant. We were glad we booked. Cocktail - food - cocktail - food -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kittie01
Reviewed 13 October 2018

the cocktails here are simply amazing. Really well balanced, I had the best old fashioned ever. If your looking for a great bar, this is the one.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Baltram_7
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours in here with friends to chat and try the cocktails. The menu is good explaining the history of the drinks. Some of the cocktails could be improved by putting some better quality spirit in them instead of the stock...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RandolphCarter1919
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It was a last minute decision on a Friday night to get pre dinner drinks. We called a few places and they were booked. We decided to just show up at 1806 and hope for the best. We were immediately seated upstairs. The staff was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank worldtravellers1995
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Third visit here this year, this time with friends, a group of eight, the maximum here. Cleverly, no standing, so capacity is once all seats are allocated. Our timing was perfect, a big enough area became available as we arrived. Beers, cocktails of course and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank J0hnnyG13
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The sausage rolls her are absolutely delicious. Definately try if you are pecking. The decor is lovely and the music isn't too loud. There was A LOT of cocktails to choose from. The two we chose were nice but nothing incredible. It's a busy place...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Shalee J
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Came here on Saturday night, was lucky enough to score a table upstairs, which gave a great view of the cocktail artistry going on downstairs. Every cocktail was made to perfection, the service was exceptional! This place is now my favourite cocktail bar in Melbourne!!!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sara_manzi87
Reviewed 18 July 2018

An unobtrusive door leads to a dimly lit, almost theatrical bar. Great for pre dinner or late night cocktails. Full of little nooks and crannies. The place was quite busy when we arrived at 11pm. We were ushered up to the mezzanine floor where we...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank nediztu
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Heather E
29 September 2015|
Response from andlyn7 | Reviewed this property |
We only visited 1806 for an couple of hours but I could imagine it would be a great place for a party. The staff were excellent & if you spoke to management you might even be able to book the whole place out, don't quote me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 477 048 025
  • E-mail
1806 is the most unique, full service, cocktail bar in Melbourne CBD. Located at 169 Exhibition St, it is an experience like no other in the city.
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